Transaero to receive state aid

Transaero Boeing 737-500(WL)
Transaero Boeing 737-500(WL) (© O. Pritzkow)

The Russian Government has pledged its support to Transaero, one of the backbone companies of the Russian transport industry; meanwhile JSC VTB Bank will assign the necessary credit funds to the airline during this period of drastically changing macroeconomic conditions.

Transaero, for its part, entirely supports the price freeze principle, and will not increase airfares on its domestic services in 2015. In addition to this, it will reduce airfares by 5-7% on domestic routes that are served exclusively by Transaero Airlines.

In November 2014, taking into consideration the recommendations developed for the airline by the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Transaero began to implement a comprehensive set of measures aimed at enhancing its operational efficiency in the rapidly changing current business environment. It is expected that the key measures will be implemented within three to six months.

In 2015, Transaero Airlines will continue to focus on enhancing the reliability and accessibility of air transport for Russian residents. Particular attention will be given to flights to Southern resorts within the Russian Federation (Transaero will increase its passenger capacity on those routes), as well as to air services to Russia’s Far East from Moscow and St Petersburg. The airline will continue to strengthen its cooperation with its long-term partners – in the first instance, with the largest Russian travel operators focusing on tourism programmes to destinations in the South of Russia.

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